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Updated : 2 weeks, 1 day ago IST
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday congratulated Thomas A Sangma for "being unanimously" elected the new Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Updated : 2 weeks, 5 days ago IST
"Thank you UDP and PDF for coming forward to join the NPP to form the Government. The strong support from homegrown political parties will further strengthen us to serve Meghalaya and its people," Conrad Sangma said.
Updated : 3 weeks, 1 day ago IST
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma won from the South Tura constituency with a margin of 5,016 against Bharatiya Janata Party's Bernard N. Marak, as per the data shared by the Election Commission of India on Thursday.
"In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 144 Cr. PC, I, B.S. Sohliya, IAS, District Magistrate, West Jaintia Hills District do hereby imposed CURFEW in Sahsniang, village with immediate effect and until further orders," the order stated.
Updated : 3 weeks, 2 days ago IST
Maintaining status quo in the Northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, the BJP and its allies returned to power in the results declared on Thursday.
The counting of votes for the Meghalaya Assembly elections ended on Thursday with the National People's Party (NPP) coming out as the single largest party with 26 seats, as no party was able to touch the majority mark (31 seats) on its own.
As the counting of votes in the Meghalaya Assembly polls is about to end, the newly elected MLAs of the United Democratic Party (UDP) will shortly hold a meeting in Shillong to decide the party's next move.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma said that his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma called Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking support to form a government in the state.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said the BJP would impact the poll outcomes in all three Northeast states -- Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday dropped a subtle hint of a possible post-poll alliance, as the latest counting trends pointed to the likelihood of a hung Assembly.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies -- IPFT and NDPP -- were likely to retain power in Tripura and Nagaland, as per the latest trends post the initial rounds of counting in these two Northeast states.
The ruling National People's Party (NPP) won two seats in Meghalaya and was leading in 21, as per the latest counting trends shared by the Election Commission (EC) at 12.40pm on Thursday.